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senator dianne feinstein with mayor ed lee, ronnie lott was up there. of course, willie brown. and the party chair, john burton, all here in san francisco tonight. they will be on the phones later tonight to call people personally and rally them in support of prop 30 and then tomorrow of course we'll have all the results here on cbs 5. back to you. >> thank you, ken bastida. >>> even as governor brown makes a final push in support of prop 30, a well-funded secretive effort has been at work to defeat it. cbs 5 political analyst phil matier with a look at where the money trail leads. phil. >> reporter: you know, dana, that's one of the mysteries of this election. anonymous donors playing big money in california politics. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups opposed to proposition 30 governor brown's tax hike pl
and it could cost you a lot. >> we got to make sure we do it right. >> reporter: governor brown's proposition 30 raised state income tax on those with a taxable income of $250,000 or more to pay for schools and universities. what you might not know is it's retroactive meaning if you fall in that bracket the bill is due this coming april. >> there's going to be a few people who will be surprised but there was really nothing that you could to plan for it. it was, you know, the election is really what determined whether or not this was going to happen. >> reporter: the accountant says for a married couple making $250,000 and filing separately it will cost you about $250. it's not a huge bill but in the bay area, where real estate is higher and the cost of living is greater, for most households, disposable income is smaller and every dollar counts. >> this affects us a lot more than elsewhere. >> we are feeling squeezed no matter what. and that's what's causing a lot of people to be upset. the tax increase is just one other factor. >> reporter: it's not just prop 30 we have to worry about. if co
serious about it. >> i'm not ready to go into the hall of fame yet. i don't think willy brown has anything to worry about yet but he has improved. >> only been one catch two weeks -- >> one too many. >> now you likely have heard stories of a man curing a sick horse but i'd wager you have never heard of a horse curing a man until now. pleasanton native sam has been around horseracing all his life. it's only been a hobby until recently. since 2007, he has had a stable full of racehorses here at barn 16 at the alameda county fairgrounds. and it all started when he claimed his first horse, sophisticated wager in 2005, five months after being diagnosed with throat cancer. >> finally we claimed him and brought him back over here and discovered that he had a breathing problem. he was a rough little task for both of us to get over this. and it kept my mind busy. there was no guarantee that he could breathe again and there was no guarantee that i was going to live for another 50 years. so i mean, it was good for both of us. >> reporter: sam and sophisticated wager were both battling life-threateni
about it. >> the lakers hired former knicks coach mike d'antoni to take over for brown. negotiations broke down with phil jackson because management felt his so-called triangle offense system was not a good fit for the lakers. >>> national centerfielder bryce harper won the rookie of the league award. he batted .270 and at 27 years old is the second youngest to win the award in the national league. >>> and in the american league, angels centerfielder mike trout, he was unanimous for the award there. he batted .326 and also a serious contender to win the mvp award as well. >>> if you were hanging out in manhattan all weekend, here is what you missed. >> rudy gay puts lebron on the wrong end of the highlight reel. he left lebron frozen in his shoes. texas a&m's tommy man ziel turns a fumble into a beautiful touchdown pass. a&m knocked oval -- over alabama. >> and then san jose's hong kong lee with a knock out in a afc fight. and in phoenix, jeff gordon intentionally wrecked clint boyer during the race and afterward they came to blows. he was fined $125,000 and knocked 20 points. just a
like jerry brown who is proudly a spendthrift and left a $7 billion surplus when he last left sacramento overspending is not likely. >> the governor has never been a tax-and-spend liberal so i think he will hold that in check too. >> reporter: and really this is a benefit for democrats overall because their numbers are strong enough to benefit all of their bills even the ones that just need a simple majority to pass and they are going to hold on to that supermajority for about two years. >> grace lee, thank you. >>> the unemployment rate is falling in california. and 36 other states, as well. according to the labor department, california's jobless rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 10.1%. unemployment is now below 7% in 23 other states. the rates rose in 7 states last month, 6 were unchanged. >>> with the economy inching closer to the "fiscal cliff," it might seem like a bad time for business to bet the farm. but that is exactly what some bay area businesses are doing. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us they are hoping today's risk will be tomorrow's reward. >> reporter:
. >> reporter: governor brown has made it his personal mission to get proposition 30 passed. it would raise the sales tax a quarter cent and state income tax for those making more than $250,000 a year funneling $6 billion into schools and universities. and it looks like support is rising. it needs more than 50% to win. three weeks ago, only 45% of voters said yes. and there was a huge number of undecided ones. well, now it looks like the governor's initiative has enough to eek it out with 51% planning to vote yes. >> let's see how two ballot measures measure up. >> reporter: the new numbers look grim for the competing measure 38. it would raise state income tax for almost all californians for schools and preschool programs. the latest poll shows it's losing with 55% saying no. how do californians feel though about the death penalty? the newest poll shows they want to keep it. 51% said they would vote no on proposition 34 which would uphold the death penalty. 41% say they will vote yes which would prohibit the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. food labeling has
: not that kind exactly. >> installing stop signs, repaving streets is a big one. >> reporter: jeannie brown is helping vallejo residents spend $3 million raised by a special tax during an election last year. it allows people to decide exactly what they would like tax monies spent on. it's called participatory budgeting. >> it's community members themselves who know what the community needs. >> what do you want to spend money on? >> at my house. >> reporter: this 3-year-old girl is too young to is a vote. you need to be at least 14. but granddad ross talbot isn't. >> that would be the first pry order is police department i would say. >> reporter: he would have to go to community meetings where ideas are discussed and narrowed down to a ballot for voting next march. at the good day cafe it's always a good day when rose robinson tops off your coffee. >> supplies in the schools. tutoring, teachers to make sure the kids are being taught well. >> i went to vallejo high school and even back then, the question was what can we do for the youth? we need a youth activity center, that sort of thing. an
in laker land. head coach mike brown has been fired just five games into the season. many feel he wasn't given enough time but in the win now era, the pressure is just so great. after acquiring steve nash and dwight howard this off season simply saying you're right kobe every night wasn't enough. assistant coach bernie bickerstaff will take over as interim coach tonight against the warriors. >>> the raiders are up against it this sunday at the ravens. the top two running backs are banged up! oakland will be without darren mcfadden, seen here injuring his ankle last sunday against tampa bay. he and backup runningback mike goodson have high ankle sprains. both have been wearing walking boots all week. taiwan jones used primarily on special teams this year will carry the load sunday. >> feel like i'm waiting forever. i can't wait. he does amazing things in practice and he is by far the fastest person on the field and will be sunday not that you want to see guys get banged up by i'm excited about the opportunity to get him. >> he will be 22 on sunday. >>> nhra, nothing funny about this fun
. it counts increased revenues by prop 30 approved by voters last week. >>> jerry brown risked his political future pushing for prop 30 but has been scrambling this week trying to avoid voter backlash. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how he has gone all out to prevent ill-timed tuition hikes. >> reporter: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar move just yesterday to avoid fee increases that were on the agenda. as the lieutenant governor pointed out it seems some political posturing is going on. >> yet we again dealing with the political realities of
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